So the latest installment of swaps from Alpha Stamps proves to be intriguing as always for Halloween. Inspired by Laura Carson's Pretty Potions and Poisons Apothecary event, this swap is a fun way to exchange bottles, yet have a more customer friendly mailing format. Please click the button on the right for more information on the swap.
My favorite part of making these was playing with Tim's new metallic stains. They are seriously dreamy right on chip board. Add a few splashes of water after a direct application to get the distressed look, then buff in some black ink and cardboard turns into metal. And you all know how much I love metal... These stains have become my new favorite, which is the theme of the challenge over at SSSS, so I am throwing this post in the mix!
I had fun using the black dazzle lines. They are so simple, yet when combined creatively they really added great texture and borders on my bottles.
Here you can really see a lot of the bare chipboard with the stain and ink. Pretty nice metallic effects.
I used some of Graphic 45's Happy Haunting paper along with classic skulls from Alpha stamps to treat the backs of the bottles.
I tried to make clever bottle toppers along the way. I used filigree and trinkets to layer my tops. Layering is a great designers' trick by the way, it makes projects look more interesting and adds additional texture.
I added some funny little cat eyes to this guy and it changes up his look.
Here I used lots of layering. There are actually two die cut labels on this separated by a metal filigree piece.
I love the technique I used on the silver spider. This was simply using a stencil and some stickels. I can't believe the level of detail.
I hope you are inspired or perhaps learned something new! I just adore the chance to share with you all.
Thanks as always for stopping by and checking things out.